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Welcome Back, Heroscape

Posted August 3rd, 2022 at 01:00 PM by truth
Updated August 3rd, 2022 at 05:56 PM by Xorlof
WELCOME BACK, HEROSCAPE!


On November 3, 2010, Wizards of the Coast announced the end of the official Heroscape line. Well, today at GenCon, August 3, 2022, Hasbro announced the return of Heroscape! See Hasbro's awesome official announcement, with cool new graphics, right here:
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With the incomparable Craig Van Ness at the helm, design work on the new Master Set is well underway. Craig's team has included our own community's dad_scaper, dok, kevindola, skyknight, and xorlof, and Craig himself has been running point.

There is lots that the team members can't discuss right now, but some that it can. For instance, we were told early on that this revival is possible because of you! That's right, the ongoing community support for our beloved game was one of the essential ingredients in the decision to bring it back.

For now, let's just sit tight, and wait for more information, while we pick the brains of the team members for as much information as they is authorized to share.

Welcome back, official 'Scape!!!






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NecroBlade's Avatar
@jedilou don't you mean "A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one"??
Posted August 11th, 2022 at 10:56 AM by NecroBlade NecroBlade is offline
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elvenwizard9's Avatar
12-year old me's wildest dream. I shed a tear! I'm now 23 and working on a game of my own - never would have happened if my granny hadn't picked up a Master Set and FotA for me for Christmas when I was a kid!
Posted August 11th, 2022 at 10:44 PM by elvenwizard9 elvenwizard9 is offline
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Unpainted Heroscape is not Heroscape

I have all but 2 of the original sets and expansions - this is my favorite game. But I have no interest in painting, and even less time to do so if I did. Unpainted figures will look terrible on the board next to the classic awesome pre-painted figs. It breaks my heart because I would love some new Heroscape, but if it's unpainted, I WILL NOT BUY IT. Did you hear that Avalon Hill / Hasbro? If you going to bring it back, keep it the way it has always been.
Posted August 12th, 2022 at 01:15 AM by ricklaporte ricklaporte is offline
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lwayman's Avatar
I am so stoked about the return of my favorite game of all time!! My daughter (supergirl193) is too, she and I played for the duration of the game and beyond. We Have everything they produced originally as well. And are so happy about the backwards compatibility!! The only thing that could make this any sweeter is to find out that Marvel-Scape has returned and the reinforcements have finally arrived!!
Posted August 13th, 2022 at 12:25 AM by lwayman lwayman is offline
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Happy About Heroscape!!

I am so stoked about the return of my favorite game of all time!! My daughter (supergirl193) is too, she and I played for the duration of the game and beyond. We Have everything they produced originally as well. And are so happy about the backwards compatibility!! The only thing that could make this any sweeter is to find out that Marvel-Scape has returned and the reinforcements have finally arrived!!
Posted August 13th, 2022 at 12:26 AM by lwayman lwayman is offline
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Congrats all, you've mad this happen!
Posted August 13th, 2022 at 10:15 AM by ArchonShiva ArchonShiva is offline
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HYPE
Posted August 13th, 2022 at 03:49 PM by anto_capone anto_capone is offline
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Hex_Enduction_Hour's Avatar
My buddy just sent me the news. Incredible Thanks to all involved to make this happen and this community that keeps 'Scape alive. Hm. I shut the suspected open window, but chills persist.
Posted August 13th, 2022 at 06:36 PM by Hex_Enduction_Hour Hex_Enduction_Hour is offline
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Dicehateme's Avatar
The news I've been waiting for since November 3, 2010. Somebody pinch me. This can't be real.
Posted August 14th, 2022 at 12:37 AM by Dicehateme Dicehateme is offline
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caps's Avatar
I've tried to compile all the news and announcements so far in this one thread. It is not for posting thoughts and commentary--there are adjacent threads for that.
Posted August 15th, 2022 at 06:24 PM by caps caps is online now
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While I absolutely love the idea of HS continuing after such a long hiatus, I'm surprised there is not more of an uproar about the miniatures being unpainted (or "shaded in the color of their general" - I hope this will at least be done better than it was in Arena of the Planeswalkers). They will look sorely out of place with the 1.0 miniatures, and it does feel to me a bit like a kick in the teeth of the old guard . Are people afraid this will be canceled if they utter any criticism, or are all old HS fans also all avid painters that really don't care about this?

I would say that in a time when Warhammer was the most famous skirmish game, the very appeal that made HS so great back then was for a large part in the prepainted mini's. I would say this would be even more the case nowadays, with so many unpainted miniature games available.
Posted August 16th, 2022 at 05:11 AM by ZeusEQ ZeusEQ is offline
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NecroBlade's Avatar
@ricklaporte @ZeusEQ

Alternatively, most people realize the reality of the cost of plastic and painting these days and understand that Avalon Hill is doing their best to maintain a saleable price point for both the old guard and new players alike (which includes adults as well as children).
Posted August 16th, 2022 at 01:58 PM by NecroBlade NecroBlade is offline
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KeeperOfPeace's Avatar
*crawls out from under moss covered rock*
What'd I miss?
Posted August 17th, 2022 at 05:00 PM by KeeperOfPeace KeeperOfPeace is offline
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artemiscorso's Avatar
THIS IS AWESOME! My boys are just getting into Heroscape and this will be their first time getting to open a new master set. I can hear the arguments starting about who gets to use who. Anyway I am wondering if the figures are unpainted what do the figures on the card look like? It'd be nice to kind of have an official color scheme for each figure as a color guide. Oh well, I may just paint them however I want anyway.
Posted August 18th, 2022 at 09:08 AM by artemiscorso artemiscorso is offline
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Tmac2200's Avatar
This is INSANE. I cannot express my excitement!
Posted August 19th, 2022 at 11:45 PM by Tmac2200 Tmac2200 is offline
 
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